Definition of Bual in English:

Bual

noun

mass noun
  • 1A variety of wine grape grown chiefly in Madeira.

    • ‘It has many subvarieties, although Bual Cachudo is the highest quality one, and is the most commonly planted.’
    • ‘The high acidity in the Bual grape combined with Maderization, a process in which the wine is fortified and then slowly cooked in barrel over a period of many years, allows the wine to achieve incredible longevity.’
    • ‘The name was used for a whole group of grapes but today is usually connected with the Bual de Madeira.’
    • ‘This fine wine is made from the Bual grape which produces a medium rich style, perhaps the most versatile among Madeira's.’
    • ‘The white Sercial, Verdelho, Bual, and Malvasia varieties which are classified as ‘noble’ by the ruling Madeira Wine Institute are in short supply.’
    1. 1.1 A Madeira wine of a medium-sweet type made from Bual grapes.
      • ‘It is a blend of old Buals, and as he stated in the book, ‘‘today it is considered in the trade a standard for fine old Bual’’.’
      • ‘All of Barbeito's wines - even the fully sweet Buals and Malmseys - lie somewhere between pale gold and burnished tawny in the spectrum.’
      • ‘Wine Spectator 87 points - Medium-bodied for Bual, showing attractive caramel, smoke and earth notes.’
      • ‘Barbeito Bual 1863 5 NR 5/2003 order of 1btl $245.00 Rare Wine Company 5 / 2003, order of 1btl $290.00 Rare Wine Company 12/2003 / / order of 12 btls $290.00 ea, Rare Wine Company 2/2004 / / order of 2btls $325.00 ea.’
      • ‘For many Madeira lovers, Buals offer the best combination of richness and elegance.’
      • ‘Served slightly chilled, dry Sercials and Verdelhos make fresh, exuberant aperitifs, while the richer Buals and Malmseys are superb with cheese, nuts - and cigars - at the end of a meal.’
      • ‘Madeira Wine Co Tasting Category: Madeira - Bual - 28-34 YO Vintage: 1971 Award: Gold (Best in Class) Alcohol%: 0% Country - Region: Portugal - Madeira Judges’ Tasting Notes: Bright bronze with greenish tinge and yellowing edge.’
      • ‘The name is used on Madeira labels to indicate a medium-dry style somewhere between Sercial and Bual, with nuttiness and a just discernible amount of sweetness.’
      • ‘Crème brulée or dark chocolate make great foils for Bual and Malmsey, though the latter especially can be a dessert in and of itself.’
      • ‘4670 1827 Quinta de Serrado Bual (from the cama de lobos district, matured in the cask at the quinta, put in demijohns in 1935, bottled in 1988)’

Origin

From Portuguese boal.

Pronunciation

Bual

/ˈbuːal/